Luxury in Corsica: Colourful festivals and delicious food from Corsican charcuteries
If you dream of white powdery beaches and turquoise waters a vacation in Corsica is for you. With so much natural beauty, it isn't hard to believe that there are five nature reserves and an international marine reserve on the island. Explore the tropical beauty on horseback or mountain bike with over 2000 kilometres of trail. See religious celebrations, attend colourful festivals and sample delicious food from Corsican charcuteries and cheese farms. The most famous beach, Palombaggia, found in Porto Vecchio, is rated one of Europe's top 10 best beaches. With mountains on one side and the sparkling ocean on the other, this 2 kilometre stretch is the perfect spot to work on your tan, as well as to enjoy Santa Giulia's blue lagoon. Adventurous visitors in one of the private Corsican villas, can expect to see glacial lakes, mountains, beaches, rivers and lush forests, all on one island.
Porto Vecchio also has designer boutiques, street cafes and a town square that comes vibrantly alive at night. If you love water sports, a day at Pinarellu beach is just what you need. To experience some of the region's rich history you can pay a visit to the prehistoric cave shelter of Araguina-Sennola and the chambered tomb of Vascullacciu, in Bonifacio. For music lovers the town of Calvi has an annual jazz festival in June. Sip fine wine as you sail along Saint-Florent. Ajaccio, Corsica's capital, is the island's largest city, and the birthday Town of Napoléon! Here the beautiful cathedral and harbour are sure to amaze visitors. Corsica is also home to the world famous GR20 (Grande Randonnée Corse), a long distance walking trail that crosses the island diagonally. The route is 180 kilometres long and one of the most spectacularly beautiful treks in Europe.